Hours: Lunch, dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday
Carryout-only granny food without fanciness or fuss, served up by a 31-year veteran of the late, great Gladys' Luncheonette.
A 31-year veteran of the late, great Gladys' Luncheonette, Miss Lee is the Florence Nightingale of home-style granny food without a bit of fanciness or fuss. But if cooking like hers were really that simple, everybody would be doing it. She's justifiably proud of her desserts: her bread pudding and fruit cobblers are La Brea Tar Pits of sweetness—covered with a delicate layer of sugary, caramelized crust but soft and heavy underneath. She rotates a daily menu of high-density, low-gravity comforters like baked turkey and dressing, stewed chicken and noodles, smothered pork chops, catfish, short ribs, and roast beef and dressing. Each comes packed with a pair of biscuits or corn muffins and two sides (the creamy black-eyed peas and spicy collard greens are capital, and Miss Lee swears by her "yellow turnips," i.e., rutabagas). The a la carte options are great too: there's mac 'n' cheese and a spicy rubbed bird of her own invention that she calls "herbal chicken" (add a littlem more for white meat). It's a good thing food like this travels, because Miss Lee's is carryout only. All the better— it's the type of eating that goes down best with a sofa nearby.
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